The NY TIMES has a very good article on why comparatively little is reported and still less is done. Though not data dense, it’s got some good references.
It also has some good ideas of what can help.
Think of saving the article and putting it in a secure place.
Ethan Mills has a post, “Dear Fellow White Dudes” on his Unexamined Worlds blog. Mills begins his post by noting, “Man, it’s pretty awesome to be a white dude! But you’d never know it if you listened to a lot of white dudes these days, which as a white dude myself I find kind of weird.”
He then explores and addresses the contradictions, tensions, and confusions underwriting a particular stance toward the world – he calls it being a “white dude,” but it may cover both less and more than that on the reasoning that not all whites dudes sign on to the culture he describes and more than white dudes may do so. That’s neither here nor there. The main thing is to point you to the post itself, which is well worth a read and very astute about the strange cultural moment we occupy. Mills writes with sympathy and sensitivity, even as he critiques. Read it here.